Slain NSW bikie’s father fought killer

The father of a Comancheros motorcycle gang member who was gunned down in Wollongong has described the moment he confronted his son’s killer with a garden stake.

Slobodan Janceski’s 32-year-old son Darko was shot three times and killed by a motorcyclist in the front yard of the Janceski family’s Berkeley home in April 2012.

Matthew Paul Wiggins, 28, is on trial in the NSW Supreme Court charged with murder, alongside Robert Nikolovski, 43, who accused of being an accessory.

Mr Janceski was at home when his son was shot and raced outside.

On Wednesday he told the NSW Supreme Court how he risked his life to confront the gunman while armed only with the metal garden pole.

‘I hit him on the helmet and the helmet flew away and the glasses as well,’ Mr Janceski said, adding that the assailant was wearing a balaclava.

‘Then he jumped from the bike and the bike fell down … we wrestled and somehow the bar was dropped or he took it off (me).’

Mr Janceski, a 65-year-old retired carpenter and former boxer who stands at just 162.5cm tall, said he then managed to hit the assailant’s handgun to the ground and throw the weapon away with ‘a solid chuck’.

However his opponent grabbed his hair with both hands and kneed him in the face a number of times, before raining punches on his face.

The attacker then rode off on the motorcycle.

‘I thought then, and I’m still thinking, he was trained well in kickboxing,’ Mr Janceski said.

The father, who became emotional at the mention of his son’s death, said afterwards he was treated in hospital with fractures, bruises and cuts to his face.

The Crown alleges Nikolovski arranged for his close friend Wiggins to kill Darko Janceski following a long-running feud.

It’s alleged both Nikolovski and Wiggins believed Mr Janceski was behind the 2011 murder of Nikolovski’s brother Goran Nikolovski.

The trial continues.

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REAL SCOOP: Update on sentencing in the Hells Angels and friends case

There has been a delay in some of the sentencing hearings in the drug conspiracy case involving two Hells Angels and their associates.

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Carol Ross explained Monday that she has been delayed at a trial in Prince Rupert and therefore would not be available to resume the sentencing hearings for James Howard, Bryan Oldham, David Giles and Shawn Womacks until later this month.   

David Giles

Ross spoke by phone in courtroom 74 to Ian Donaldson, the lawyer representing Oldham, the full-patch HA member who was convicted last fall of possession for the purpose of trafficking. His sentencing has been adjourned to March 24.  

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Howard, an HA associate convicted of conspiracy to traffic cocaine, was supposed to have his sentencing hearing resume March 1. It has now been delayed until March 17. The Crown is seeking a 15-year sentence for Howard.

Giles, convicted on several counts, will have his sentencing hearing on March 21 and 22.

Womacks sentencing hearing will be held March 20.

All four were ensnared in a reverse sting by Mounties posing as South American drug lords. The conspirators handed over $4 million down payment on 200 kilograms of cocaine and committed to purchasing another 300 kilos more.

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Columbus trial delayed for three bikers charged with murder, gang terrorism

A DNA test has delayed the trial of three bikers charged with murder and gang terrorism in a bar shootout that left one man dead and three others wounded on Oct. 9, 2015.

The trial was to begin Monday before Superior Court Judge Bobby Peters, but defense attorneys sought a delay because the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has yet to provide results of a DNA test from blood found on the gun used to kill Dominic Mitchell.

The test results are expected by April 15, attorneys said. Peters rescheduled the trial for May 1.

Michell died from two gunshot wounds to the chest after rival gangs fired 63 shots around 11:20 p.m. at the 4th Quarter Sports Bar, 6969 Macon Road. Three other wounded people went to the emergency room at St. Francis Hospital.

Demark Ponder of LaGrange, who had a gunshot wound to the right leg, arrived at the hospital with James Daniel Jr. of Pine Mountain, both dressed in all black and riding white Harley-Davidson motorcycles, police said. They are charged in the shootout along with Daginald Wheeler of Columbus.

Detectives said surveillance video from the bar showed the Strikers motorcycle gang was meeting there when the black-clad Outcasts arrived on eight motorcycles traveling single-file.

Police said the Outcasts started the fight, and witnesses identified Ponder, Daniel and Wheeler as Outcast members involved in the shootout. Wheeler was an Outcast leader, and Ponder fired the fatal shots, investigators said.

Police later searched Wheeler’s property, finding a black Harley-Davidson with Outcast logos that appeared to match one detectives saw on the bar’s surveillance video, officers said.

Each defendant is charged with murder, robbery, aggravated assault, using a gun to commit a crime and three counts of violating the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. Wheeler faces an additional count of violating the gang prevention act, and Ponder is charged also with lying to police about his gunshot wound.

 
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